Supported by the Libraries’ Vernon R. and Marion Alden Endowment, the annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo has no shortage of projects as hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and medical students gather to present original work and compete for cash prizes.
Designed with innovation in mind, the student-centered event showcases how learning gained in the classroom is applied to real-life scenarios. With over 2,000 visitors yearly, the Expo hosts teams of judges reviewing an impressive array of student projects including topics ranging from connecting popular culture to fashion; to how athletes deal with the pressure to perform; to establishing support programs for families with autistic children, among many more too numerous to list.
Below are some of the Libraries’ 2019 first-place awardees and their work highlighted in photos. Be sure to view the Libraries’ 2018 Student Expo and the 2017 Student Expo.